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Happy Friday: Long Hair Edition

I had a reader recently ask what to do about tying up longer hair when training, and avoiding that whole “short chunk of hair in the back”…thing. You know what I’m talking about- those hairs that get ripped out when someone is pushing their hand under your neck for head control, and catch a couple of strands along the way.

Personally, I kind of just put up with it and tie my hair up in a bun- it’s definitely not the best solution, but it’s what I do. I’ve just sort of resigned myself to the fact that it’s going to get ripped out one way or another. Again, not the best solution, but I also live under the impression (delusion) that since my hair is so curly that the breakage and random short pieces really aren’t that noticeable.

Some other female bloggers have also talked about this issue: some, like JiuJiu chopped it off in favor of a pixie-like haircut, Meg from Tangled Triangle discussed her hair regimen to help her locks stay healthy,  and Meg of Megjitsu compiled an entire Facebook album of what others have done.

Hope this helps- have a great weekend everyone!


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